Marvel at the scenic splendor of San Sebastian on a delightful day-trip from Bilbao. Wander the winding streets of the city’s Old Quarter to see antique architecture; pleasure your palate with Spanish specialties in the small fishing village of Hondarribia; and sink your toes into the silken sands of Biarritz, a sandy stretch declared the ‘Beach of Kings’ due to regular visits by European royalty. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel is included in this tour.
Visit San Sebastian and Biarritz from Bilbao
Discover San Sebastian on a walking tour
Take stunning pictures from the top of mountain Igeldo
Depart from your centrally located Bilbao hotel and climb aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Travel through the seaside splendor of the region and arrive at San Sebastian, a city considered the Basque Country’s most beautiful; embark upon a panoramic city tour with your accomplished guide, wandering the narrow alleys of the historical quarter and viewing the iconic Igeldo Mountain.
Next, venture closer to the French border in order to visit historical Hondarribia, a traditional town that boasts an ancient medieval fortress and a picturesque point. Explore the pretty pueblo independently and visit rustic restaurants recommended by your guide for lunch.
Climb aboard a boat and cruise the curves of the coastline on your way to Hendaya, sailing over the shimmering sea and absorbing splendid sights. Return to the van and venture to Saint Jean De Luz, a quaint village located on the French Basque coast; visit the house of Louis XIV and the charming Church of Saint Jean Baptist after strolling the ambient streets.
Finally, approach the soft and silken sands of Biarritz, affectionately termed the ‘Beach of Kings’ due to the quality of its blissful beach. Famed for the frequent visits of Napoleon III, Frank Sinatra and Gary Cooper, the enclave is a popular holiday destinations among locals. Relax during the ride back to Bilbao, where the tour concludes.
Please visit Biarritz exclusively as it is ine of the most beautiful place. Good for surfers. You may wish to spend full day here. Need passport on this trip. For my full dy trip yu can read my #Geo-Tourism blogs
Guide Stephen was good!
The day was quite full as we visited numerous sites along the coast. Our van was safe, neat and clean. Our guide was from this area and he was very knowledgeable and courteous. We could not have visited so many sites if we did this on our own , when considering knowledge of the area, parking at all locations, and the guides' information. We really liked the visit to Biarritz as the views of the ocean were just wonderful.
Picked up at hotel on time. During the drive the guide provided great historical information about the area(s) traversing. Even during the light rains, the trip continued as planned. One short 30 minute delay due to bus non arrival. Guide should be more aware of location of slower walkers.
Very enjoyable day spent with our tour guide Stefan. His knowledge of the region and it's associated history was most interesting. The scenery in San Sebastián is magnificent especially from elevated vantage points. Had time to walk the streets and experience the culture and food. Recommended as a great way of spending a day is this beautiful part of Spain.
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Decent tour, a bit long with a lot of driving. We were only English speaking tourists in our bus, mostly Spanish tourists although guide did a good job explaining in both languages, I think the Spanish patrons may have gotten a little more info.
Visited Biarritz, Saint Jean De Luz, and Hondarribia. All charming towns. We dropped off to eat in Hondarribia, wished we could have eaten in San Sebastian where we were going anyways. Wished more time was spent in San Sebastian.
Beautiful buildings and beaches in San Sebastian. As I mentioned, we should have spent more time here, final location was a castle on a hill converted to an amusement park. A weird place, but excellent vantage point for photos.